Michael Grebb

Veteran journalist and business strategist, Grebb spent 14 years at leading industry trade publication Cablefax as Executive Editor and later Publisher overseeing editorial, brand strategy and business development. Grebb has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University and in 2017 completed the Leadership Strategies Course at the Yale School of Management. Grebb currently serves as a member of the Cable Center’s Ambassadors Council.

A New Carriage Charter

When Charter and Disney struck a carriage deal in September after a 10-day blackout, many focused on Disney’s eight dropped channels (including Freeform and Disney Jr.) and the novelty of higher-tier Charter video subscribers getting free access to Disney+ and/or ESPN+. But eagle-eyed observers who read the press release recall a buried bullet that stated: …

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Apple’s New ReALM

A lot of buzz this week about Apple’s plans around artificial intelligence, with many supposed insiders predicting a big generative AI announcement at Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10. To be sure, grand rumors swirl around the WWDC about this time every year, fueled largely by Apple fans’ wishful thinking, along with some …

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Crackdown To The Max

Warner Bros. Discovery this week put out the word that it will start cracking down on password sharing late this year, with a full rollout of new rules in 2025. The news – delivered by WBD streaming chief J.B. Perrette at the Morgan Stanley investor conference – came as no surprise considering that Netflix’s much-maligned …

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Apple’s Radical Vision

With Apple’s Vision Pro set to launch on February 2, the company has started letting select journalists try it out (with much hand-holding) in hopes of eliciting rave reviews that will help drive sales of the $3,500 augmented and virtual reality device. Not since the launch of the iPhone has Apple made such a radical …

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What, No Drama?

The seemingly simple and drama-free renewal of Paramount Global’s carriage deal with Comcast has raised some doubts that the landmark Charter-Disney deal in September really changed everything. Perhaps Charter’s tough approach was more the exception than the rule. After all, this is the first major deal signed since Charter and Disney slugged it out during …

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Bundles Of Joy

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn We have predicted for years that the bundle would reassemble itself within the streaming universe, and that has certainly been coming true as of late. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav even urged the industry to work together to co-market and bundle competitive …

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A Long Holiday Road

To say that reports of an imminent deal between actors and studios were greatly exaggerated is an understatement… would be an understatement. Talks that had reportedly been progressing nicely between the AMPTP and the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA over the last several days didn’t just fade away this week. They blew up as the AMPTP walked …

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Give Peace a Chance?

The fact that the sudden deal this week between Charter and Disney came as a surprise even as “Monday Night Football” loomed tells us everything we need to know about the inhospitable state of the media industry right now. Like the 13 days that Kennedy and Khrushchev faced off over Cuba in 1962, the 10 …

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